14 Charming Chicken Coops for Your Backyard
If you're thinking of raising some backyard chickens, consider building your own chicken coop. A quick Internet search will reveal several plans, from easy to intricate. Here are 14 charming backyard chicken coops that will inspire you to get started.
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Storage Shed Coop
This inexpensive chicken coop design uses a Rubbermaid storage shed as the coop and buckets as a nesting area. The attached run is made from two cattle panels that are secured together. For instructions, click here.
This simple, inexpensive chicken coop is made from plywood and you could use an old window as a hatch. Use heavy-duty hinges and latches to keep predators from breaking into the coop. For plans, click here.
Coop with Skylight
This inexpensive chicken coop comes with a skylight. It’s made from pallets and designed with easy access to the nest box in mind as it has a door big enough for an adult to get inside. To see how it was made, visit A Ranch Mom.
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Coop with a Large Chicken Run
This was an existing coop that the DIYer decided to add a large run to protect the flock from predators. The base of the run was filled with crushed gravel that helps with drainage. Read about the addition at My Pet Chicken.
Coop with Attached Planter
This coop is made mostly from cedar and built right next to the home’s stairs for easy access. It also has a small planter box attached. It cost about $500 to make and took about 20 hours from start to completion. See the design plans here.